Wayne Cordova, is in his first year on staff; he will coordinate the Special Teams Unit
and coach the Safeties.
In 2017, he coached the Safeties at McNeese State University that included first team
all-conference selection Safety Dominique Hill, as well as handling the Director of
Football Operations duties.
Cordova was named as a member of the 75th Anniversary Football Team as well as
1997 National Championship Runner-Up team and helped the Cowboys win the 1997
SLC championship while making two playoff appearances.
He spent the 2016 season at Newman High School where he was the defensive
coordinator, and prior to that, was on the Tulane Green Wave staff for two years as the
Director of Player Personnel-External Relations.
A native of the seventh ward, Cordova previously served as the head coach at St.
Augustine (2006-2008) and served as an assistant coach at Destrehan (2012-2013) and
Brother Martin (2009-2011). Cordova was serving as the Director of Player Personnel at
Grambling (2013) when Curtis Johnson hired him at Tulane.
As a player, Cordova earned first team all-conference honors as a senior in 1999 and
was named a team captain that same year. In addition, he was named the team’s
Johnnnie Caldarera Defensive Player of the Year after posting 113 tackles. He ended
his career with 306 total tackles, ranking 11th on the school’s career record list.
Cordova knows river parishes very well and also the Catholic League. He’s also
extremely familiar with New Orleans, his hometown.
He has a strong connection to athletes he’s recruited in the past with backgrounds
similar to his. Cordova was raised by a father who retired from the Orleans Parish
Sheriff’s office and a mother who worked an office job at Children’s Hospital.
Cordova played at St. Augustine High School, graduating in 1996 before playing college
football at McNeese.
ABOUT COACH CORDOVA
DATE OF BIRTH: November 21, 1977
HOMETOWN: New Orleans, La.
HIGH SCHOOL: St. Augustine HS
COLLEGE: McNeese, 2005
FAMILY: Wife - CeCe
Children - Corey Mitchell, Jordan Cordova, Landon Reneau, Kandyn Cordova, Chloe
2017-present: McNeese (DB)
2016: Newman HS (DC)
2014-15: Tulane (Dir. Player Personnel)
2013: Grambling (Dir. Player Personnel)
2012-13: Destrehan HS (Assistant Coach)
2009-11: Brother Martin HS (Asst. Coach)
2006-08: St. Augustine HS (Head Coach)
• Linebacker for the Cowboys
• 1st Team All-SLC in 1999
• 1999 Team Captain
• 1999 Defensive Player of the Year
• 306 total tackles, ranking 11th all-time
• Won 41 games in his career
• 1997 SLC Championship
• 1997 FCS National Runner-Up
ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS COACHED
2017: Dominique Hill (1st Team All-SLC)